We know a thing or two about
having fun! With the help of our lifestyle directors and our residents, we get
creative with our social calendar and plan activities and events customized to
the interests and passions of each community.
Sometimes our events focus on
a holiday or a particular hobby. Other times, we dream up activities that
follow a particular theme we all get behind.
Right now, we're emphasizing "Mind, Body & Spirit," and enjoying
activities that keep our minds busy, interested, and learning.
Here's how some of our
communities have been highlighting the significance and benefit of mindfulness,
engagement, and education.
Health & Wellness Fair
residents at Aspen Trail (Colorado Springs, CO) enjoyed the community's first-annual
health and wellness fair in early April. Vendor booths lined Main Street and
gave our seniors an opportunity to visit with local wellness providers to
discover products and services that support healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.
A favorite stop was the massage station where residents relaxed for sitting
massages—an excellent way to reduce tension and improve mental health.
Yellow Bird Indian Dancers
Arrowhead Valley's (Peoria, AZ) theater stage was recently filled with traditional American
Indian performances from members of Yellow Bird Productions. The internationally
renowned group specializes in cultural presentations and captivated our
residents with their storytelling, flute songs, and expressive dancing. The performance
showed the spirit of Native American heritage, and gave our residents an
uplifting moment of full of fascination.
are few things that cultivate mindfulness better than spending the day in a
garden. For National Gardening Day,
residents at Daniel Pointe (Daniel Island, SC) welcomed our friends at Forever
Green Landscaping for a planting seminar that got everyone out in the sun and
enjoying the fresh air. Our master gardeners were thrilled to show off the
progress they've made with our community herb and produce garden!
and journaling can benefit mental health in a quiet and peaceful way. But what
about poetry as a group? We think the same benefits apply, just in a less quiet
way! Sherrill Hills (Knoxville, TN) residents invited poet John Conte to join them
for happy hour and participated in a lesson on the art of poetry. The group got
their creativity flowing by building off each other's ideas and together
constructed poems about spring and the things that make them smile.
Gnomes for Your Homes
Nothing brings joy and mental
relaxation like working with your hands to create something special. At Maple Ridge (Omaha, NE), our residents and managers recently got together for an
afternoon of crafting "gnomes for your homes." Each gnome, unique with its own
hat, beard, and accessories, will be displayed on our residents' front porches
to share with the community, further spreading the happiness that art provides.
Peace of Mind
It's always a good time to focus on
mindfulness, education, and engagement. While activities like these are good
for the mind, they are ultimately beneficial for the physical body and for
spiritual health, too. A robust social calendar is one of the many ways we stay
healthy and enjoy resort-style living. Want to join in the fun? Call your local retirement community to talk to our
managers and RSVP to one of our events!